Sun-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thur-Sat 12pm-1am
- Smoking Room/Table
- Full Bar
About The Elephant Wrestler
The gastropub with a bit of attitude, The Elephant Wrestler in Takapuna is full of life. The outdoor courtyard is jam-packed come summer, while indoors is the perfect place to nestle up. The menu has something for everyone from burgers and pasta to vegan curries and dumplings. Top it off with a slice of cake and a classic cocktail before calling it a day.
Excellent food and drink
Having a vegetarian menu was brilliant thanks and your waitress for the night was fantastic.... better than fantastic! Quick service great suggestions from her
Food serving are huge.
Fantastic food and the best service I have ever come across at a restaurant! Our waitress Alex was amazing!! Would highly recommend and I will be coming back soon!
Our organisation had our annual volunteers dinner here and it was very well received. The staff, food and atmosphere were exceptional and value for money amazing. Thank you.
We tried the platters and it was amazing. Love the food, the restaurant is spacious and the staff were lovely. Would definitely come back.
Great food and service. First table deal was really good. Well worth the money for having the deal. But without the deal could get quite expensive.
Our family had an wonderful time . Great atmosphere., super food and drinks .Adele was awesome as was Alex and holly . Some of us even had a turn on the karaoke .
Been here 4 times now and every time it has got better and better. Best bar on the shore.
What a pleasure it was dining at The Elephant Wrestler! The food is delicious and there is a great variety on the menu! We shared a number of plates, each one leaving us impressed! Annabel gave us spectacular service and made our visit that extra bit more special! We will definitely be back and highly recommend!
Love the new vegetarian menu! Thank you!
Fantastic service Well looked after Thanks Team well done on delivery and looking after our group .
Always a great time at our favourite local. Even with a packed crowd watching the rugby, our service from Annabel was awesome. Food and drinks came out really fast too. Great the have a different DJ on too!
I went for the bottomless dumplings night. It was OK. I would have liked more of a range of dumplings but it was good value nonetheless.
Service was amazing. I love the table service in the courtyard area and the mobile eftpos devices mean no queuing up for drinks! Food was really good too.
Was a little frustrated I had booked for 20 people for my birthday and arrived to them saying they had double booked so we were put on two separate tables for the first hour...
Fantastic service from everyone there! Band was entertaining and played great music ! Defiantly going back ! Dumplings weren’t the best iv had but still really good :)
We had a party of 20, even loved the menu 1 that had food hitting table and drinks looked after. Awesome Service, nothing was two much trouble.
Delicious food, friendly staff! Loved it!
Had a super fun night at the Family Quiz Night last night. Was about the right length of time and lots of buzz in the place. The kitchen did well given how many people were there. Thanks for a fun night.
Had an awesome time at the family quiz night! Our waitress Nathalie was lovely. We'll be back to spend our prize money soon!
The kids quiz night was wonderful. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the night. I hope you do this on a regular basis
Quiz was great fun and well judged for kids and adults. Food was pretty good and service was great- super friendly and attentive. Dani was our server and she was excellent. Thanks for a lovely evening!
I took the kids to the Elephant Wrestler for their “make your own pizza” event during the school holidays and it was delightful. Very well organised, staff were friendly and accommodating as well as very patient. The kids even got free ice cream at the end! Big shout out to Adele and Andre for the all the effort in making this a lovely experience!